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Finaghy ( – from Fionn Achaidh meaning "white field"), formerly the townland of Ballyfinaghy, is an area of south Belfastmarker, Northern Irelandmarker. There has been a small community in the area since the 1600s, and it has been involved in the production of linen, which was key to the Lagan Valley area at the time. Finaghy is also the name of an electoral ward of Belfastmarker.

In the 1930s, the community gradually started to grow; the local Presbyterian church was founded in 1936. In the 1950s, the city of Belfast grew outwards. Housing estates were built in Finaghy; Benmore, Locksley and Erinvale, which caused the population at least to double. Today 'Finaghy' is used to refer to the area along the Lisburn Road from the King's Hall to the start of Blacks Road and between the Malone Roadmarker and the M1 Motorway bridge at Finaghy Road North.

The heart of the area is Finaghy crossroads, where the Lisburn Road intersects with Finaghy Road North and Finaghy Road South.

Finaghy is home to the first NHS purpose-built health clinic in the UK. Also of note is the fact that Finaghy has no pubs or betting shops: it was stipulated in land deeds that there was to be no public houses on the land belonging to Ballyfinaghy House, the past residence of Ralph Charley, a wealthy Belfast merchant who made a fortune from the Linen industry.

Behind the crossroads is the new Finaghy Campus, which houses a freshly-built public library, the non-denominational Finaghy Primary Schoolmarker and community playing fields.

Today, Finaghy is home to various Protestant congregations - Presbyterian, Methodist, Church of Ireland, Brethren and Baptist - as well as a large Roman Catholic congregation in nearby Dunmurrymarker. As well as the older Presbyterian Church, which now has a new Community Centre, there is a relatively modern Methodist Church which has a representation of Jacob's ladder in its skyline. The Church of Ireland church is dedicated to St. Polycarp. St. Anne's Roman Catholic Parish Church and centre is nestled opposite the top of the Blacks Road. St Anne's Roman Catholic Primary School is situated next to it. Behind the St. Anne's "campus" lies Rathmore Grammar Schoolmarker, which is also Roman Catholic.

The name Finaghy is translates from Irish into English as "white field". It is uncertain how the area came by this name. Some people believe it comes from the practice of bleaching the linen white in the sun. However, traditional Irish myth places the White Castle of King Lear (often confused with the Irish Genitive form "Lir"), the father of the Swan children, at the site of modern day Finaghy, and some believe "white field" comes from this White Castle.

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